There have been some interesting ‘reimagining’ and ‘rebooting’ projects going on on TV and in the movies recently. Some have been brilliant, to whit the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and Batman franchises. Some have been very good, like the reboot of the Bond franchise. Some have been plebian and a little annoying, like the Superman franchise.
And one ‘reimagining’ has the potential to be blasphemy.
For who would be better at screwing up a tale of heroism, jingoism, double dealing and pluck than the BBC? I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head. And what are they going make? Only The 39 Steps.
This could go horribly, horribly wrong…
By the way, who decided that Rupert Penry-Jones should be in everything these days? Is it a condition of the licence fee or something?